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Our Public Sector Group (PSG) is growing, and we are looking for a talented, highly motivated Program Manager to join our ICF’s Digital Modernization Division. You will be responsible for helping government clients plan, manage and execute their most complex digital transformation programs. You will lead cross functional teams to define project requirements, drive efforts to scope and scale project delivery, build strong relationships with clients, report on accurate project financials, develop and manage resource needs.
You are a team player and can embrace ambiguity to translate client requirements using an agile delivery framework to deliver technical solutions that achieve mission value and measurable outcomes. You are a strategic problem-solver that has a willingness to learn and grow with our team and be part of our client’s digital transformation journey.
At ICF, we implement smart solutions to drive digital transformation at scale and speed, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to helping them achieve mission outcomes. Join our community of mission-driven project managers, data experts, strategists, and technologists to build agile solutions that meet our clients changing needs. This candidate will be responsible for the overall performance of a large-scale data modernization project for a large U.S. Federal Agency.
This role can be 100% remote, sitting anywhere within the US.
Manage a fast-paced data project for a federal government client.
Grasp multiple mission and business strategies and develop trusted partnerships with cross functional teams to drive successful program execution.
Manage a fast-paced data modernization program using agile and iterative solution delivery methodologies.
Ensure that all project goals are accomplished according to specification and business objectives.
Partner with analysts, data engineers & scientists, technologists, and our clients to identify, develop and distill complex concepts and content into digestible information that stakeholders can understand and action.
Develop, implement, refine and drive effective agile processes and ceremonies, set up and ensure cadence for periodic reviews with different stakeholders, lead complex program level discussions related to scope, cost, financials and quality.
Provide thought leadership to develop a project management approach suitable for the specific initiative
Coach team members to optimize performance and ensure professional growth
Communicate effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
Develop a strong understanding of client mission, organization, and technology landscape to better understand how ICF can most effectively identify and address enterprise needs.
What you must have:
Bachelor’s degree (or higher); Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or program.
US Citizenship or Green Card. Employment must be compliant with eligibility for Public Trust due to Government Contract requirements.
Minimum of 10 years of custom technical solution delivery in a similar role in a federal government environment, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services.
Strong understanding of advanced data analytics, data integration and use of emerging technologies such as AI, ML and/or data platforms like Snowflake, Databricks and/or AWS data platform tools.
At least 8 years of project management experience with demonstrated experience in leading large multidisciplinary project teams for major public/government agencies.
At least 8 years specialized, progressive experience in program management for complex IT programs
Ability to build strong relationships with IT, Project, and Research leadership.
Experience leading large multidisciplinary programs for clients in a highly regulated environment (e.g., Government, Healthcare and Finance).
Demonstrated ability to manage client expectations on program needs and deliverables.
Proven track record of working with data and analytics program management processes.
Strong and consistent program management skills with the ability to work and track progress from multiple work streams simultaneously.
Coaching mentality, highly collaborative and a growth mindset
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to influence and achieve results through effective negotiation and problem solving.
What we’d like you to have:
Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Manager Professional Certified (PMP)
Project Management Institute (PMI) Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification
Certified Scrum Master credentials.
Knowledge of the application of technologies such as Cloud, Unified Data Platforms, Data Analytics, Digital Solutions, AI, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Low and No Code platforms.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, matrixed team environment, with a client-centric culture, and an environment of high performers.
Able to multi-task and shift priorities as needed.
Work effectively with numerous stakeholder types and bring a group to consensus.
Strong and consistent experience with project budgeting and scheduling.
Experience with client development; building on existing and introducing new products and/or
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in a client interaction context.
What you’ll love about working here:
Generous vacation and retirement plans
Flexible work location
Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion
Ongoing training and development opportunities
Participation in charity initiatives
Employee support program
Comprehensive health benefits
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
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